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Chloroform
The Quest for Oblivion
Rating :
rating
Author(s) :
Linda Stratmann
Pages :
258
Pub Date :
2003
Edition(s) at Erowid :
2003(hb,1st,fine/vg+)
Publisher :
Sutton Pub
ISBN :
0750930985
BLURBS #
"Dr Snow gave that blessed chloroform and the effect was soothing, quieting and delightful beyond measure."
-- Queen Victoria, 1853

"I contend that we violate the boundaries of a most noble profession when, in our capacity as medical men, we urge or seduce our fellow creatures for the sake of avoiding pain alone--pain unconnected with danger--to pass into a state of existence the secrets of which we know so little at present..."
-- Dr James Parke, 1847

"[Chloroform is]...a decoy of Satan, apparently offering to bless woman; but, in the end it will harden society and rob God of the deep earnest cries, which arise in time of trouble for help."
-- A Clergyman, 19th Century

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S) / EDITOR(S) #
Linda Stratmann trained as a chemist's dispenser with Boots before completing a degree in Psychology at Newcastle University. She was a civil servant for many years before becoming a full-time writer.